KCL (Kochman Consultants)

Morton Grove,  IL 
United States
www.kclcad.com
  • Booth: 4360

KCL is the industry leader in foodservice design technologies. We compiled the world’s first collection of foodservice design symbols from multiple manufacturers back in 1985. This collection, The KCL CADalog, revolutionized the industry. KCL continues to develop a robust, popular platform for manufacturers to widely distribute their symbols while making it easier than ever for designers and dealers to spec that equipment.

 

KCL continues to evolve as new technologies emerge. We remain the frontrunner in BIM design thanks to a proprietary method for distributing Revit families and loading them into Revit designs. In 2018, we introduced KCL NapkinSketch, a tool that creates CAD/Revit design sketches without running a CAD program.


 Videos

KCL by the Numbers 2018
Five Tips for Foodservice Manufacturers

 Press Releases

  • KCL Extends Tech Tip Tuesdays Through March 2019 Even More Free Online Training Opportunities 
     
    Contact: Kim Moldofsky ​kim@moldofsky.com 
     Date: 1/14/19       For Immediate Release 
     
    Morton Grove, IL - KCL, the industry leader in foodservice design technologies, announces the extension of​ Tech Tip Tuesdays, a series of free weekly lunchtime webinars. Each 1 p.m. C.S.T. event will provide a tasty morsel of information on a focused topic in under 30 minutes. The sessions, delivered in meal time, er, ​real time , will conclude with a question-and-answer period. 

    “The response has been tremendous,” said Kevin Kochman, KCL president. “We’re continually updating and adding to the KCL toolbox with new items, like our popular NapkinSketch, that lets people creating designs without a CAD program. We want to keep our subscribers up to date.” 
     
    The brief sessions create a perfect “lunch and learn” opportunity for individuals and teams. Those who can’t fit the webinars into their schedules can view archived segments on the KCL blog under the “tutorials” tab, ​www.kclcad.com/www/blog/categories/tutorials​, or watch them on KCL’s YouTube channel, ​www.youtube.com/user/KCLCAD​.  

    See the full Q1 schedule here.

    The first quarter sessions consist of:

    1/15 Company Private Cloud and User Data

    1/22 Advanced KCL Tools

    1/29 Group Screen

    2/12 Intro to the KCL Toolbox

    2/19 NapkinSketch

    3/12 Advanced KCL Tools

    3/19 Balloons and Schedules 
     
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    About KCL 
     
    KCL is the industry leader in foodservice design technologies. KCL compiled the world’s first collection of foodservice design symbols from multiple manufacturers back in 1985. This collection, ​The KCL CADalog, revolutionized the industry. They created a popular platform for manufacturers to widely distribute their symbols while making it easier than ever for designers and dealers to spec that equipment. 
     
    KCL continues to evolve as new technologies emerge. They are the frontrunner in BIM design thanks to a proprietary method for distributing Revit families and loading them into Revit designs and recently introduced KCL NapkinSketch, a tool that creates CAD/Revit design sketches without running a CAD program. ​Look for KCL at The NAFEM Show in Booth 4360
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 New Product

  • KCL NapkinSketch Lets You Design without CAD
    KCL NapkinSketch is game-changer for foodservice design professionals and salespeople. This new tool allows you to sketch out an equipment layout (floor plan or elevation) using KCL CAD blocks and Revit families without a CAD program!
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  • Do you find CAD too confusing or complex or costly?

    Have you tried to explain a restaurant kitchen equipment layout, but needed more than just words, so you grabbed a napkin to sketch out your vision?

    Then KCL NapkinSketch is for you! It’s included, along with so many other time-saving features, with a subscription to KCL. Not a subscriber? Download a free two-week trial to give it a try.

    KCL NapkinSketch is game-changer for foodservice design professionals and salespeople. This new tool allows you to sketch out an equipment layout (floor plan or elevation) using KCL CAD blocks and Revit families without requiring a CAD program.

    Commercial Kitchen Design without CAD

     

    Yes, you can jumpstart your design process using actual CAD blocks and Revit families without a CAD program, such as AutoCAD, in KCL 5 desktop.

    Here’s how you get started.

    Just open a blank window to which you can add symbols. You can move, rotate, or delete blocks and balloons from the sketch after you add them. KCL NapkinSketch uses your balloon settings (prompt for number, autonumber and custom balloons). You can add 2D CAD and 3D CAD, as well as the KCL exclusives Revit to CAD and Custom Blocks.

     

    Want to keep working on the design you started? No problem! You can export and import Napkin Sketch files for later editing. Or save your NapkinSketches as PDFs or DWGs and send them to your colleagues or clients. It’s much easier to retrieve your NapkinSketch than a crumpled up sheet of paper.

     

    If you send your NapkinSketch DWG to a KCL subscriber, they can open the file in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT and then use advanced KCL tools, such as Edit Balloons, Schedule, or Specbook, to finish it off.

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